2 questions...........

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by someyoungphenom, Sep 27, 2001.

  1. someyoungphenom


    Aug 28, 2001
    how much are the original stingrays as compared to the new ****ty versions? And what is the difference between a sterling and a stingray 4?
    Any help much appreciated..............
  2. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    I've seen original Sting Rays (Pre-Ernie Ball) in excellent condition for about $3000 USD. New Erimie Ball Rays sell new for about $1100-1300. If the new $hitty Ray you're refering to is the OLP Ray (<i><b><u>O</i></b></u>fficial <i><b><u>L</i></b></u>icenced <i><b><u>P</i></b></u>roduct), I haven't played one yet but it's safe to say it's nowhere near as good as the real deal. But for $250.00 it's probably better than other basses in it's range (if you're looking for a Ray vibe.

    To get to the point, Sterlings have a smaller body, thinner neck, different pickup w/a 3 way selector switch to get different tones.